United States

Car belonging to missing California Uber driver is found

The car Joshua Thiede was last seen driving in last week was discovered Monday in Los Angeles, as authorities continue to search for the 29-year-old Uber and Lyft driver.

United States

Boyfriend of woman killed by ex-lover saves her son by jumping from balcony, report says

The 4-year-old son of a California woman who was gunned down by her ex-lover was reportedly saved when the woman's new boyfriend grabbed the preschooler and jumped with him from a second-floor balcony to dodge a barrage of bullets.

United States

Police: 4 shot, including boy, 6, outside Texas steakhouse

A 6-year-old boy and three adults were shot in the parking lot of a popular West Side San Antonio Steakhouse.

United States

Missing Uber, Lyft driver called 911 before disappearing in Los Angeles, family says

Police are searching for a missing Uber and Lyft driver who had called 911 the day after he was last seen in downtown Los Angeles, his family said.

World

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes

West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year.

Politics

Romney, seeking US Senate seat, calls for action against mass shootings

Just hours after announcing plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the stage Friday night in Provo to draw attention to a matter clear across the country: this week's massacre in Florida.

Politics

One of Seattle ex-mayor's accusers found dead in motel room

A man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over sexual abuse claims was found dead in a motel room early Friday.

United States

Freeway crash near Los Angeles kills at least 5

A semi-truck broke through the center divider of a freeway in Southern California on Friday afternoon, killing at least five people and injuring others.

United States

Funeral home that doubled as body parts broker forced to shut down

A funeral home and crematory in Colorado that doubled as a body parts broker business was forced to close its doors Monday after it was discovered to have returned concrete, instead of human ashes to a family.

United States

Utah man proposes to girlfriend while being arrested, report says

Handcuffed, while sitting in the back of a police car on the day before Valentine’s Day, a Utah man “professed his love” and asked his girlfriend to “marry him,” authorities said.

United States

In swipe at Trump, Berkeley becomes sanctuary city for marijuana

Berkeley declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana on Tuesday, likely making it the first of its kind.

United States

California grandmother beaten in random attack, police hunt suspect

Police are hunting for the man who viciously punched a California grandmother Saturday afternoon, causing her to suffer serious injuries.

United States

'DIRTBAG' driver arrested for road rage and punching cop, officials say

A man driving a red Camaro with the license plate “DIRTBAG” was cuffed after a road rage incident that saw him pull a gun and punch a police officer, officials said.

Travel

Hawaii's cesspools are posing a problem for beaches and coral reefs

If you heard that one US state has a problem with thousands of cesspools filled with untreated human waste, would Hawaii come to mind first?

United States

Justice for Gemmel Moore? Family wants answers in escort's death at Dem donor's home

Family and friends of a black male escort found dead in the West Hollywood home of a high-powered Democratic Party donor six months ago continue to press for answers—in a case that has eluded the national media spotlight on incidents of sexual misconduc

Sport

Former All-Star Esteban Loaiza arrested with more than 44 pounds of heroin, cocaine, cops say

Former MLB All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested in San Diego on Friday on suspicion of possessing more than 44 pounds of heroin or cocaine, court records stated on Monday.

Politics

West Virginia woman dragged out of capitol for reading list of corporate donors

Lissa Lucas, a candidate in this year’s Democratic primary for state delegate, was escorted out of the Charleston state house because she read a list of House members and how much they pocketed from oil and gas companies.

United States

California school science project that connected race and IQ is pulled after complaints

A science fair project at a California high school faced criticism earlier this week after it compared race and IQ levels, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday.

United States

Police: Inmate fleeing hospital shoots, wounds officer

Authorities say an inmate fleeing from a hospital in West Virginia shot and wounded a police officer.

World

French activists celebrate abandoned airport project

A colorful crowd has celebrated the French government's decision to abandon plans to build a new airport in the west of the country.

United States

US Army goes to war with Vegas hockey team, Golden Knights, over naming rights

The Vegas Golden Knights hockey team is currently standing at number one in the NHL western conference.

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